IMB Piracy Alert 184 - All ships transiting Red Sea/Gulf of Aden/Off Oman/Indian Ocean

June 2012

Alert issued by the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre on 7 June 2012 08.40

To:  All ships transiting Red Sea/Gulf of Aden/Off Oman/Indian Ocean

Warning    Warning    Warning

1.The previously hijacked vessel "Royal Grace" is seen moving and her last position was reported as lat. 11:59N – 050:37E on 07.06.2012 at 0550 UTC. It appears that the Somali pirates are still onboard. All vessels are advised to keep well clear of this vessel as the pirates may use the vessel as a mothership to attack other vessels.

2.The previously hijacked vessel "Smyrni" was last reported in position at lat. 12;02.8N – 050:41.1E on 07.06.2012 at 0534 UTC.  It appears that the pirates are still onboard.  All vessels are advised to keep well clear of this vessel as the pirates may use the vessel as a mothership to attack other vessels.

Ships are advised to report all piratical attacks and suspicious movements of craft to the IMB Piracy Reporting Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Duty Officer
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